Summer Internships Secured by PDS REx Juniors
Summer Internships Secured by PDS REx Juniors

Photo: PDS REx Program participants with Dr. Carrie Norin, center, are happy about their summer internship plans. Front row, left to right, Krista Caasi, Andrew Ciccarone, Luigi Soriano, Fechi Inyama; back row, left to right Madison Izzard, Alex DiNovi, Dr. Carrie Norin, Sachin Patel

Princeton Day School is pleased to announce that the seven juniors in this year's Research Experience (REx) program, directed by Dr. Carrie Norin, have secured the following research-based summer internships at some of the most prestigious universities and institutions in the country:

Krista Caasi '20 will study the epidemiology of depression at Harvard University/Massachusetts General Hospital under Dr. Erin Dunn.

Andrew Ciccarone '20 will investigate fatigue performance on steel highway bridges at Lehigh University/Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering under Dr. Richard Sause.

Alex DiNovi '20 will focus on modeling arctic sea ice melt at Princeton University/NOAA under Dr. Nathaniel Johnson.

Fechi Inyama '20 will measure bioaccumulation of contaminants in wetlands at Rutgers University/Department of Environmental Sciences under Dr. John Reinfelder.

Madison Izzard '20 will analyze movement ecology of sharks at the University of Rhode Island/Department of Biological Sciences under Dr. Bradley Wetherbee.

Sachin Patel '20 will investigate understanding language recovery after stroke Johns Hopkins University/Center of Excellence in Stroke Detection and Diagnosis under Dr. Argye Hillis.

Luigi Soriano '20 will investigate the genomics of neuroblastoma at Harvard University/Dana Farber Cancer Institute under Dr. Rani George.

The REx program is a signature STEAM extracurricular opportunity for select juniors chosen by application each year. The program includes independent study and collaboration, faculty advising, student-led summer internship identification and outreach, and multiple presentation components both before and after the internship experience, culminating in the fall of senior year. You can learn more about STEAM at PDS here.